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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Feb 2, 2010 9:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dharma Bums

My favorite aspect of Sometimes A Great Notion is the way Kesey would switch perspectives and jump into the first person view for a number of characters. There was also the narrator and also he would slip into what seemed to me, the muse of the rivers, mountains and forests of Oregon.

A beautifully written novel and one of my favorites for sure.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Feb 3, 2010 6:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dharma Bums

Very much out of Faulkner's Sound and the Fury--multiple interiors and a narrator who shows up to glue it together.

This is not to mention the lengthy sentences. Faulker could fill half a pae withone sentence. The feel is powerful, but sometimes it gets tedious.

This post was modified by ghostofpig on 2010-02-03 14:21:30